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Police investigating Monday night homicide in Alexandria

A 28-year-old man was killed Monday in a homicide that remains under investigation, according to police. Alexandria Police Department officers responded around 7:41 p.m. to calls of shots fired and a man down in the Rapides Avenue and Ball Powell Street area, reads a news release. The victim, Ronald Benson,...

APD Investigating Monday Night Homicide

Alexandria, La. (August 8, 2022) – The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting Monday evening that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old. At approximately 7:41 p.m. Monday, officers responded to reports of shots fired and a man down in the area of Rapides Avenue and Ball Powell. Officers found a gunshot victim, Ronald Benson, 28, who was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Cleco Watt Matters energy-savings campaign continues with fifth and final focus area: Keep It In!

PINEVILLE, La. (WNTZ)– Aug. 10, 2022 – To save energy and money, Cleco customers should weatherize their homes. Weatherization seals a home, so customers can Keep It In!. “Sealing air leaks around windows and doors and making sure you have the right amount of insulation can save energy and keep a home cool during the hot summer months,” said Andre Guillory, vice president and chief customer officer. “The goal is to make sure your home is sealed tight like an envelope, so the cool air stays inside.”

Record-breaking visitor spending in Cenla for 2022 Dixie Girls Softball World Series

ALEXANDRIA, La. - A total of 15,000 visitors flocked to Alexandria and Pineville for the Dixie Girls Softball World Series this weekend, giving area hotels, restaurants, retailers and attractions a significant boom in business. According to data provided by the Alexandria Pineville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, direct spending for World Series visitors totaled over $2.7 million.

Ben Waites' 'America's Got Talent' journey comes to an end

Unfortunately for Ball native Ben Waites, he did not get the Wildcard Save on "America's Got Talent." The winner was comedian Jordan Conley. "Heyyyy!! Big congratulations to this guy for winning the wildcard! Loljordanconley, dude your spirit is incredible and I can’t wait to see you bring more laughter to the world!," posted Waites on his Facebook page.

Avoyelles Parish School Board Signs Dual Enrollment Agreement with LSUA

MARKSVILLE – In a signing ceremony Tuesday, Avoyelles Parish School Superintendent Karen Tutor and LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize the pathway for high school students in Avoyelles parish to earn college credit through dual enrollment classes offered by LSUA. Students will be able to take college classes at no cost as the school board has agreed to cover the full cost of tuition and textbooks.

LSU AgCenter Dean Lee virtual field day launches Aug. 10

(08/10/22) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The LSU AgCenter is releasing its 2022 Dean Lee Research and Extension Center virtual field day Aug. 10. The content is available online at “We appreciate the continued enthusiasm shown for our virtual programming even after we’ve moved back into our traditional in-person events,”...

Southern Air Cenla Summer Camp: Jena Giants

JENA, La. (KALB) - The Jena Giants are coming off of a 10-2 season, which was one of the best they have had in the school’s history. In Class 3A they have been looked at as one of the best teams in the district, and respectfully so. Over the last two years, they have finished 4-0 in district play over.

Alexandria crime concerns voiced at public safety meeting

The process to rename Fort Polk will reportedly cost $1.3 million. The Alexandria City Council met to hear public feedback on the city's crime rate. Trial date set for Kristina Hoffpauir after judge finds her capable to continue. Updated: 9 hours ago. |. A Rapides Parish judge has found Kristina...
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School teacher arrested for indecent behavior with juveniles

VIDALIA, La. — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Cyber Crime Unit aided in the investigation of a man from Colfax, Louisiana, who allegedly contacted a 15-year-old online and asked for a secret dating relationship because he had just started a teaching job in Grant Parish. Authorities said Bradly...